As the nation prepares to emove to Alert level 4 tonight, Stratford residents can be confident core services will still run.

Mayor Neil Volzke has reassured residents today that the vital core services Council provides will still be delivered throughout.

"The Stratford District Council wants to assure its residents that its core services, such as drinking water, roading and the collection of refuse, will continue to be provided during this time."

The Transfer Station and public toilets (with the exception of the Centennial Rest Rooms) currently remain open.


There will be a slight change to the collection of rubbish and recycling. General waste and mixed recycling will continue to be picked up as normal, however glass recycling will not be collected and this can be placed in the general waste bin if needed.

All non-essential council facilities closed on Monday to the community.

These are the Stratford Library, Stratford i-SITE, TSB Pool Complex, and Council's administration building on Miranda Street. Playgrounds are also closed.

The Stratford Library is asking users to currently keep items, and no overdue fines will
issued during the closure period.

"In an effort to ensure the safety of our staff and elected members, staff members are working from home where possible, and council meetings (Ordinary, Policy and Services Committee, and the Audit and Risk Committee) have been cancelled for four weeks. Essential staff members providing services to the community will continue to work on site where needed," said Mayor Neil Volzke.

Rates accounts, water bills, debtor accounts, dog or parking infringements can still be paid online at

Council staff are also still available by phone and email: 06 765 6099, or The Government's official Covid-19 advisory website